Our Curriculum Intent
Inspiring, Nurturing, Achieving
Our vision and values underpin our curriculum intent. Our aim of inspiring the children to aim high, nurturing them to be the best they can and supporting them in developing the knowledge and skills to achieve all that they want are at the core of all that we do. In line with our vision and the Church of England Vision for Education, our curriculum is also based around children developing their knowledge, wisdom and skills.
At Wraxall we are passionate about providing our children with a broad and balanced curriculum and we see enrichment as the best way to achieve this. We inspire the children through both our taught curriculum and the wider experiences that we plan for. From trips and residential experiences to visitors and guest speakers there is something to engage and excite all children. It is fantastic to see the the enthusiasm of the children and hear their positive comments as they take part in new experiences and challenge themselves both physically and mentally. We have an active programme of enrichment and cultural capital that enables children to build on their prior experiences and deepen their awareness and understanding of other possibilities. As part of this work we are continuing to develop a programme of inspirational speakers who lead motivational talks and workshops with the children. Check out the enrichment tab on the right hand side to find out more about this.
Pastoral care is a high priority at Wraxall. As a small, rural school we are in the advantageous position that all our members of staff know all our pupils. Behaviour for learning at Wraxall is exceptional, with all children taking responsibility for the learning of both themselves and their peers. By providing the best conditions for personal growth our children are able to thrive. We nurture our children to raise their confidence and self-esteem. We plan for a wide range of opportunities for children to lead, organise and take responsibility. These include planning and leading Collective Worship, being part of a group such as 'school council' or 'Global Champions' or organsiing a fundraising event such as a cake sale or second hand book sale. Children apply a range of curriculum skills but in an enriching and meangingful way.
We have a clear and progressive programme of learning which is based on the National Curriculum Objectives. For every curriculum area children build on their prior knowledge as they develop their knowledge, skills and wisdom. We have key performance indicators for English, Maths and Science and our children are assessed against these. In addition to academic attainment we recognise and celebrate our children's achievements across a broad spectrum of areas these include sport, science, art, cooking, reading, etc. We encourage our children to be motivated learners and to try new things. We celebrate all that they achieve.
Use the Curriculum links on the right hand side of the page to find out more about Wraxall's curriculum provision.